HCG Diet: How To Get The Most For Your Money
The HCG diet can help you lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, but how much does it cost? There's a big difference between HCG injections, the traditional method, and HCG drops, the newer method of doing the HCG Diet.
In both cases, there is a huge range of prices out there. To help give you a better idea of the range, I'm going to give a few concrete examples of the process of buying HCG drops and injections.
HCG Injections from a Clinic
John's doctor tells him that he's in danger of developing diabetes and needs to lose weight. The doctor offers a coached HCG diet program that will help him lose the weight in about a month. Otherwise, he's looking at a full year of restrictive dieting and intense exercise. He's all for the HCG program. First he pays for the initial consultation and the prescription for the HCG. This costs about $150. The doctor says he will need to do a 43-day program with one injection per day. Each injection costs an additional $15. He does some quick math and figures the injections will cost him $645. That adds up to about $800. Whoa. That's going to empty his wallet pretty fast. But then he thinks about the alternative: being fat, feeling depressed, developing diabetes, and paying for all the treatment and medication that involves. He decides $800 is a small price to pay to get his life back on track. And besides, it's actually a lot less than other doctors he's heard of.
How does that sound? If you think there might be a cheaper way, you're right. Here's another example.
HCG Injections from the Web
Heather has been overweight for most of her life, and she's finally decided that she has had enough. She has tried other diets and only ended up heavier each time, which is why she wants to try the HCG diet. (Good choice!) However, unlike the example above, she doesn't have $800 to spend. So she starts looking for alternatives online and discovers she can buy HCG online for a lot less than she would at her doctor's clinic. She still has to get a prescription from a doctor. It's a bit of a risk, since she doesn't know who the doctor is and the HCG comes from an unknown source outside the U.S., but she decides the price is worth a little risk. She fills out a questionnaire that's reviewed by a doctor somewhere, and gets her prescription for less -- only $50. She orders enough HCG for a full 43-day course of the HCG diet, which costs only $80. She's feeling pretty good about her decision. But then she finds out she has to buy additional supplies. What? The HCG comes in powdered form and has to be mixed into sterile water and refrigerated, a process that could ruin the HCG if not done correctly. Supplies for storing, mixing, and injecting cost Heather another $50. Adding in shipping costs brings her total to $200.
That's much better, isn't it? She saved $600 by purchasing her HCG online. Let's look at another example, this time with HCG drops.
HCG Drops from the Web
Madison started gaining some weight after she got married, and after having three children she still has some baby weight to lose. Like the previous example, she decides to do some research online before buying anything. That's when she finds out about homeopathic HCG drops. After reading some information online, she learns that homeopathic HCG drops have the same results as injections, but doesn't require a prescription and costs even less. She takes a look at some different companies to find which one is best. She weeds out some companies that don't work with an FDA-registered lab or don't have a guarantee, or whose guarantees have bothersome restrictions. Among the remaining candidates, she chooses a full-service, dedicated HCG drops company that offers unlimited phone and e-mail support, free guidebooks, free recipes, a membership with discounts on further orders. Although she could have gone with a slightly cheaper company, the extra support and confidence that the company isn't a scam are worth a few extra dollars. Besides, she's already saving quite a bit. Her company doesn't charge shipping, and she gets enough HCG drops for a full 43-day course of the HCG diet for around $100.
I hope this helps illustrate the difference in price between the HCG drops and injections, as well as some additional considerations such as the need for a prescription, shipping concerns, and support. Keep in mind that the numbers above are only examples, and actual prices can vary a lot. But in general, the difference between roughly equivalent products will follow the same trend as these examples.